Human Services Course List
NOTE: information on this page is for informational purposes only. Only listings in the official university catalog should be used for advising/planning.
302 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (3) -
A survey introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on history, current models, and roles and ethical responsibilities for human services professionals.
315 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES (4)
An interdisciplinary examination of human development across the lifespan, with an emphasis on issues that are relevant to providing effective human services delivery. Examines theories related to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, normative and non-normative developmental processes, and the relationship between public policy, human services, and human development.
325 INTERVIEWING FOR HUMAN SERVICES (4)
Addresses the theory and practice of interviewing in a variety of settings including agencies, education, health care, and business. Examines ethics in the practice of interviewing. Emphasizes skill development.
345 CASE MANAGEMENT AND INTERVENTIONS (4)
Models and theories of case management, intake assessment, service planning and coordination, monitoring, documentation and use of technology, and termination of services. Continuum of interventions (i.e., prevention, treatment, maintenance, aftercare) are addressed within the context of a spectrum of service settings and ethical and culturally appropriate responses.
385 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS (4) (WP3)
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to the human services profession. Includes an overview of research designs, analysis techniques, and methods of interpretation, dissemination and application.
435 HUMAN SERVICES AND MANAGEMENT (4)
Fundamentals of management in public and nonprofit agencies and organizations including budget development and diversification of revenue sources.
455 DIVERSITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE DYNAMICS (4)
Examination of the current complexity and historical context of diversity in relationship to human services systems. Topics include responses to institutional oppression and privilege as manifested in societal systems.
485 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION (4)
Prereq: HSP 385. Fundamentals of program planning in human services delivery including needs assessment and program evaluation.
301 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND PERSONAL SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: admission to major or permission of human services program. Explores personal systems in relation to other systems with an emphasis on motives, values, personal communication, and self-determination.
303 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND INTERPERSONAL SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 301 or permission of instructor. Investigates interpersonal systems in relation to other systems, with an emphasis on communication models and professional strategies.
305 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND SMALL GROUP SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 303 or permission of instructor. A study of small groups in relation to other systems, with emphasis on theories of group dynamics, process, facilitation, and leadership.
402 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 305 or permission of instructor. An examination of human service organizations in relation to other systems, with an emphasis on organizational theory, influencing systems and outcomes, and the role of human services professionals in organizations.
404 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITY SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 402 or permission of instructor. Study of community systems in relation to human services systems. Emphasis on analyzing theories of community change and examining the roles of human services professionals in communities.
406 HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS AND GLOBAL SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 404 or permission of instructor. Explores societal and global systems in relation to human services systems, with an emphasis on advocacy, change, and social justice.
304 PORTFOLIO LEARNING IN HUMAN SERVICES (1)
Must be taken in the first 5 credits of the major. Reading, writing, and discussion elaborating the portfolio processes for learning, assessment and professional development in the human services field. An emphasis is placed on benchmark assessment in relationship to Council for Standards in Human Service Education national standards and a survey of writing styles of the human services profession. Portfolios will be finalized in HSP 495.
495 CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO (4)
Must be taken in the last 5 credits of the major. Assess integrated learning through discussion and writing related to the Council for Standards in Human Service Education national standards. Review and revise capstone essay, writing samples; review, select and revise portfolio artifacts. Finalize the student capstone portfolio to complete benchmark assessment in the human services major.
340 PRACTICUM AND SEMINAR I (4)
Prereq: HSP 301. An introduction to practicum learning, with an emphasis on professional and ethical expectations, liability and malpractice, confidentiality and boundaries, health and safety, and observation and reflection. Includes supervised field experience. S/U grading.
341 PRACTICUM AND SEMINAR II (4)
Prereq: HSP 340. Practicum learning and accompanying seminar, with an emphasis on establishing client/professional relationships; understanding and following agency policies, procedures, and protocol; and professional growth through observation and reflection. Includes supervised field experience. S/U grading.
440 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR (4)
Prereq: HSP 341; HSP 325, 345 recommended. Demonstration and documentation of knowledge and skills to meet Council for Standards in Human Service Education national standards. Includes seminar and 120 hours of supervised field experience. S/U grading. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits.
311 HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES (4)
Examines societal, cultural, and economic factors that affect characteristics of the health care system, analyzes policies, and assesses different organizational models that impact the skills and knowledge necessary for human services professionals to advocate for client access to the health care system and to influence health care policy.
323 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN HUMAN SERVICES (4)
A multidisciplinary survey of the nature of conflict and models of conflict resolution including mediation, negotiation, arbitration, conciliation, and collaborative problem solving as they apply to the human services profession.
331 CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES (4)
Explores theories, research, and practices of child and family-centered development with an emphasis on child and family-centered support practices, home-school-community collaborations, interprofessional practice, and integrated services.
356 NARRATIVE IN HUMAN SERVICES (4)
Interdisciplinary study of the uses of narrative in social science research, psychological theory, cultural and individual identity, and the professional practice of human services.
371 ISSUES AND CONCEPTS IN HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEMS (4)
Discussion and analysis of selected issues and concepts in human services. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.
373 LAW AND HUMAN SERVICES (4)
Study of the interaction of legal systems with human services delivery systems and the role of the courts in impacting social change in society. Examines the institutional sources of law that affect individual and group rights and duties; criminal justice models and systems; and major issues in criminal and civil law.
410 MENTAL HEALTH: INDIVIDUALS & SYSTEMS (4)
Prereq: HSP 315 or permission of instructor. A survey of diagnostic criteria and an overview of theory and research describing the interactions of biological, environmental, psychosocial, cognitive, and sociocultural factors that relate to the development and maintenance of mental health. An emphasis is placed on understanding the major models used to integrate prevention, maintenance, and intervention, reduce recidivism and promote healthy functioning. Integrated services and resource and referral practices are examined within the context of mental health services and general human services delivery.
430 READINGS AND PROJECTS IN HUMAN SERVICES (1-4)
Supervised readings and projects on selected contemporary topics that impact human services. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.
443 DISABILITY: INDIVIDUALS AND SYSTEMS (4)
An exploration of disability issues relating to work in human services, including historical, legal, ethical, medical, psychosocial, employment, and independent living issues, in addition to a review of specific disabilities.
450 SURVEY OF ADDICTIONS AND DEPENDENCIES (4)
Examines the etiology of chemical dependency and other compulsive behaviors and the impact of these behaviors on societal systems such as family, legal, education, work, social, and health services. Discusses roles of human services professionals in prevention and intervention.
484 PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANT WRITING (4)
Prereq: HSP 435 or permission of instructor. Investigating optimum sources for funding the delivery of human services programs with an emphasis on planning, writing, marketing, and evaluating funding proposals. Determining funding strategies, selecting funding methods, researching grant funds, interpreting funding guidelines, and preparing grant proposals.
486 HUMAN RESOURCES IN HUMAN SERVICES (4)
Overview of the human resources knowledge and skills required of human services professionals.
487 LEADERSHIP (4)
Interdisciplinary exploration of theories, models, principles, research, and skills as they relate to personal and organizational leadership.
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